Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE)
GLOBE is a multi-phase, multi-method research project in which investigators around the world examine the inter-relationships between societal culture, organizational culture, and organizational leadership.
The idea of a global research program concerned with leadership and organization practices (form and processes) was conceived by Robert J. House (The Wharton School: University of Pennsylvania) in the summer of 1991. A grant proposal was written in the spring of 1993 which followed a substantial literature review and development of an item pool containing 753 questionnaire items. GLOBE was funded in October of 1993 and the project formally began.
Two books relating their findings on 950 organizations have been published, as well as numerous journal articles, book chapters, presentations and dissertations.
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Awards and Honors for GLOBE
- 2008. American Psychological Association award for “Culture and Leadership Across the World: The GLOBE Book of In-Depth Studies of 25 Societies.” Recipient of the 2008 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award, given annually by the International Psychology Division (52), American Psychological Association, to authors of the book that makes the most significant contribution to psychology as a global discipline.
- 2007. Bob House received the Eminent Scholar award for his long years of contributions to the field of leadership.
- 2007. Academy of Management Perspectives (formerly Academy of Management Executive). Best journal paper award for “In the Eye of the Beholder: Cross cultural Lessons in Leadership from project GLOBE.” Javidan, M., Dorfman, P., Sully de Luque, M., and House, R.J.
- 2005. Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Inc., annual M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace. Awarded to the GLOBE Project team for development, conduct and application of outstanding practice of industrial-organizational psychology in the workplace (business, industry, government).